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It is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Interested in learning more about EU funding opportunities for your research or innovation project? Then the European Commission’s Participant Portal is the place you need to go.

For more information please go to the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/how-get-funding/

Under this scheme grants are awarded to promising high-level research projects in earth sciences, engineering sciences, information technology and computer sciences, materials science including nanotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences and renewable energy carried out by young individual scientists in OIC countries.

The missions of TWAS-COMSTECH Joint Research Grants are to:

  • Recognize, support and promote excellence in scientific research in the developing world
  • Respond to the needs of young scientists in countries that are lagging in science and technology
  • Promote South-South and South-North cooperation in science, technology and innovation
  • Encourage scientific research and sharing of experiences in solving major problems facing developing countries

For more information please go to the following link: http://twas.org/opportunity/twas-comstech-joint-research-grants/

Grants to researchers around the world to provide high-quality data and refined search techniques.

On-line proposal deadlines are 31 January and 31 July.

Each year, the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) extends financial support to qualified investigators, in the form of grants-in-aid awarded on a competing proposal basis, for the preparation of reference X-ray powder diffraction data. The ICDD charter stipulates that the goals of the ICDD include the collection and dissemination of diffraction reference standards and the sponsorship of suitable research projects for the improvement and utilization of such data. The ICDD Grant-in-Aid Program was established to contribute to these goals.

Cycle I – PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 January (1 April to 28 February)

Cycle II – PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31 July (1 October to 31 August)

For more information please go to the following link: http://www.icdd.com/index.php/grant-in-aid/

IRTI launched a new Research Grant Scheme for Non-Student Researchers, in order to encourage them to participate in the promotion and dissemination of Islamic economics, banking and finance. Information about the program has been widely disseminated among the global researcher community through various means.

For more information please go to the following link: http://www.irti.org/English/Awards/Pages/ResearchGrant.aspx/

Funding opportunities are made available through the Collaborative Research Programme (CRP) – ICGEB Research Grants, which is a dedicated source of funding aimed at financing projects addressing original scientific problems of particular relevance for the host country and of regional interest.

Established in 1988, the programme aims to stimulate collaborative research in Member States and with the ICGEB Component laboratories, to promote training of young scientists and to facilitate the creation of appropriate research facilities.

The programme provides support for research projects in basic science, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and bioenergy.

For more information please go to the following link: https://www.icgeb.org/activities/grants/

The mission of the International Society for Infectious Diseases is to enhance research, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly in low resource countries. The Society’s programs emphasize the transfer of information and appropriate technology through training and education of health care professionals. In addition to the ISID sponsored conferences, the Society funds the following research grant and fellowship programs all of which are awarded by application:

  • ISID Research Grants for Young Investigators – Application deadline is April 1.
  • SSI/ISID Fellowship – Application deadline is April 1.
  • ISID/ESCMID Fellowship – Application deadline is April 1.

For more information please go to the following link: http://ww2.isid.org/grants/grants.shtml

Although some international researchers receive NIDA support through a Direct Foreign Grant, most international research is supported through a Domestic Grant With a Foreign Component. In both cases, NIDA support is provided to the principal investigator’s institution, not directly to the individual researcher. To identify a potential U.S. research partner, consult the online database of research projects supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), RePORTER.

Domestic Grants With a Foreign Component
Domestic Grants With a Foreign Component enable U.S.-based principal investigators to conduct cooperative international studies with foreign partners. The foreign component is part of the grant; the entire application is scored competitively.

Direct Foreign Grants
These are grants awarded directly to institutions outside of the United States. Direct Foreign Grants allow researchers from outside the United States to compete for funding within the NIH system. The actual research is conducted outside the United States.

Grant Programs:
Most grants fall into one of three programs:

Generally, any researcher will be more successful by first applying for one of the smaller grant programs (R21 or R03). You can then use the preliminary data from that grant to apply for a larger R01 grant.

For more information please go to the following link: https://www.drugabuse.gov/international/introduction-to-funding

Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT)


The Southeast Asian (SEA) region has a number of promising researchers and scientists whose desire to contribute to the region’s development through research and knowledge dissemination initiatives is hindered by lack of funds. This situation serves as a barrier to translating promising research and training into scientific outputs that could be applied to promote development.

To address this concern and in line with the Center’s thrust of promoting, undertaking and coordinating research programs relevant to inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development of the region, SEARCA will dedicate funds to be known as the SEARCA Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT). The SFRT is envisaged to provide chosen research and training project proposals with limited start-up funds intended to enhance chances of securing long-term support from donor agencies. A grant of up to $15,000 shall be awarded as seed fund for research/training.

Objectives of the Grant: 

  1. SFRT aims to provide start-up funds to researchers and scientists who can make significant contributions to the development of the region but lack the funds to carry out their projects.
  2. It intends to build capacities of researchers to develop research proposals and conduct the research, mindful of inherent technical, financial, and administrative responsibilities of such an undertaking.
  3. It seeks to expand SEARCA’s reach in terms of research, capacity building, and contribution to the body of knowledge on ISARD in the region.

For more information please go to the following link: http://www.searca.org/index.php/scholarship/seed-fund-researchtraining

Through the Collaborative Research Programme (CRP), the programme aims to stimulate collaborative research in Member States and with the ICGEB Component laboratories, to promote training of young scientists and to facilitate the creation of appropriate research facilities. The programme provides support for research projects in basic science, human healthcare, industrial and agricultural biotechnology and bioenergy. A call for applications is launched yearly.

2021 opening call will be announced soon.

For more information: https://www.icgeb.org/activities/grants/

Women In Science Fellowship is to support young talents to pursue scientific career. Application criteria as follows:

  • Open to all Malaysian women citizen with NRIC number
  • Candidates pursuing their Doctoral studies or PhD holders
  • Candidates must be conducting their research in Malaysia
  • Fellowship is open to all scientific field in advancing the science of climate change and tackling issues around climate change only
  • Candidates must be Malaysian below 40 years of age.

Opening for 2021 have not yet announce.

For more information: https://www.forwomeninscience.com/en/home

IERF’s mission is to research and share information on world educational systems and to facilitate the integration of individuals educated outside the United States into the U.S. educational environment and work force. Therefore, IERF invites individuals and organizations to submit appropriate research project proposals for funding. Research grants are awarded for research only and not for study.

The Sepmeyer Research Grant Program is:

  • Open to all persons, regardless of citizenship and country of residence.
  • The applicant must demonstrate substantial experience in the field of credentials evaluation, including experience as an evaluator, an admissions officer, or a counselor.
  • The applicant must demonstrate expertise in the country they propose to research.

Applications are considered twice a year. They should be submitted by February 15th or August 15th.

For more information about Sepmeyer Research Grant Program: https://www.ierf.org/for-institutions/research-grants/

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